• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Field Station

Field Station

The Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) is operated as a partnership between Capitol Reef National Park (CRNP) and Utah Valley University (UVU) to support learning and research concerning the Colorado Plateau ecosystem. The field station facilitates college level field trips and workshops, which allow students to further understand the processes that shape the region. The program supports geological and biological studies while encouraging the protection of resources and promoting environmental ethics.

The CRFS is used to:

  • Facilitate undergraduate courses across the curriculum that capitalize on aspects of the park and region.
  • Facilitate field trips and natural history opportunities.
  • Facilitate research approved by the National Park.
  • Provide workshops-photography, bird-watching, geology, etc.
  • Conduct field-based scientific research in conjunction with CRNP.

For more information, please contact the Capitol Reef Field Station at crfs@uvu.edu or visit http://www.uvu.edu/crfs/

Did You Know?

Two cars passing in Capitol Gorge, Circa 1939

Metal bars supporting telephone lines were installed in Capitol Gorge in 1911 providing telephone service to the ranching community east of Capitol Reef National Park. State Highway 24 was an unpaved road through Capitol Gorge until 1962, when it was re-routed along the Fremont River and paved.